Stephen Angelette, a Dallas-based associate in the Health Care Alignment and Organization practice at Am Law 100 firm Polsinelli, recently earned his board certification in health law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization (TBLS). According to the TBLS, as of today, there are only 73 board-certified health law lawyers in Texas.
“As a firm, the healthcare industry has always been a major focus of ours,” said Jane Arnold, chair of Polsinelli’s Health Care Alignment and Organization practice. “Stephen’s accomplishment further demonstrates Polsinelli’s abiding commitment to our healthcare clients in the North Texas region and strengthens our position as credentialed thought leaders in the industry.”
Angelette applies his unique understanding of healthcare issues toward hospitals, physician groups, and other healthcare professionals seeking counsel. He has extensive experience with structuring healthcare arrangements, including equity and asset purchases of hospitals, home health agencies, hospices, laboratories and urgent care centers, and has represented numerous healthcare providers in establishing clinically integrated networks and accountable care organizations. Angelette has also provided guidance to healthcare organizations related to their enrollment with Medicare, Medicaid and various state licensing agencies, and assists in responding to government inquiries, suspensions or terminations of such facility enrollment or licensure.
Angelette obtained a J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law, including a certificate in health law, and completed his B.A., cum laude, at the University of Arkansas.
TBLS board certification is a voluntary designation program certifying Texas attorneys in 25 specific areas of law. Specifically, health law board-certified attorneys must have practiced law for at least five years as an active member of the State Bar of Texas; have at least three years of health law experience with a yearly minimum 35% substantial involvement with health law matters; provide qualified vetted references from judges and lawyers in the area; complete 60 hours of TBLS-approved continuing legal education in health law; meet all TBLS standards for attorney certification; and pass a six-hour written examination. To remain certified, these lawyers must apply for recertification every five years and continue to meet substantial involvement, peer review and continuing legal education requirements for health law.
Polsinelli’s Texas offices, with approximately 80 attorneys in Dallas and Houston, have grown by more than tenfold in less than a decade. This robust local presence provides a gateway to a national, full-service law firm that delivers sophisticated legal counsel and client service, infused with deeply held values. Polsinelli is strongly committed to supporting businesses ranging from entrepreneurial, innovative start-up companies to middle-market leaders across a wide range of industry sectors, and the firm is significantly involved in many of the region’s key civic and community service groups.
Polsinelli is an Am Law 100 firm with 900 attorneys in 21 offices nationwide. Recognized by legal research firm BTI Consulting as one of the top firms for excellent client service and client relationships, the firm’s attorneys provide value through practical legal counsel infused with business insight, and focus on health care, financial services, real estate, intellectual property, middle-market corporate, labor and employment and business litigation. Polsinelli PC, Polsinelli LLP in California.